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Despite a lot of preparation, we didn't win the contest.
All notes used in the preparation of the main report should be retained for future reference.
The experience was good preparation for a career in journalism.
The flowers were ordered in preparation for the wedding.
NATO continued its military preparations.
The managers were busy with preparations for the conference.
Organizers are making the final preparations for next week's Christmas parade.
Preparations are well under way for a week of special events in May.
This is the American English definition of preparation. View British English definition of preparation.
old and in bad condition, or no longer effective